Nan B. Bates

  • Born: December 14, 1935
  • Died: September 12, 2020
  • Location: Summerville, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Northwoods Chapel

2180 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Tel. (843) 572.2339

Tribute & Message From The Family


Nan B. Bates, 84, widow of Johnnie F. Bates, Sr. passed away at home after a long illness on September 12, 2020. A private memorial service will be held at J. Henry Stuhr, Northwoods Chapel.

Nan was the former owner and operator of Bates Answering Service for many years. She was a devout Christian and long time member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Charleston, SC. Later in life Nan resided in Summerville, SC. She loved to travel and made many friends on her trips, but she was also happy to return home to family.

Nan is survived by her daughter, Brenda Bates Bazemore of Savannah, GA; sons, Johnnie F. Bates, Jr. of Jedburg, SC and Michael K. Bates of Summerville, SC; three grandsons: Jonathan E. Bazemore (Cynthia) of Guyton, GA, Brandon E. Bazemore (Michele) of Rincon, GA, Alan F. Bates (Jennifer) of Summerville, SC; and five great granddaughters: Sydney E. Bazemore, Anna G. Bazemore, Peyton R. Bazemore, Katie Bazemore, and Carlie Bazemore all of Savannah, GA.

Nan was the matriarch of the Bates family and was greatly loved. She will be sorely missed.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090.